‘Silver lining’ in hacker, foreign nation alliance

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Foreign governments that rely on the services of private criminal hackers leave their operations vulnerable to being exposed and disrupted, creating something of a “silver lining” for U.S. law enforcement …


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Army authorities foil hackers’ bid for sensitive information

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Many serving Indian Army officers have received a suspicious e-mail purportedly from the principal controller of defence accounts (officers) PCDA (O). The email contained a link and asked the recipients …


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United States remains vulnerable to North Korean cyber-attack, analysts say

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As North Korea blusters about launching missile strikes against the United States and its allies, experts are warning that aggressive action from North Korea is more likely to come from …


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Hackers use old Stuxnet-related bug to carry out attacks

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Users that run unpatched software, beware. Hackers have been relying on an old software bug tied to the Stuxnet worm to carry out their attacks. Microsoft may have initially patched …


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Thousands exposed to hackers by Wi-Fi routers

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Security researchers have discovered a range of vulnerabilities affecting a range of Wi-Fi routers. Both “high-risk” and “low-risk” issues have been uncovered in more than 20 different Linksys router models, …


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Data breach discovered after hackers target hotels with malware

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Charlotte hotels were in the middle of a major data breach. The company IHG, that owns chain hotels including the Holiday Inn, said it hired a cybersecurity firm to investigate …


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Survey shows boards of directors across cyber risk

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There are two key statistics that jump out of the ASX survey of the cyber risks facing Australia’s top 100 publicly listed companies and both reflect positively on boards of …


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Cars with Vulnerable WIFI Dongle can be Hacked via Bluetooth

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We have already seen a massive growth in the connected-car technology market over the past few years, and it is going to increase further more. But there are underlying threats …


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SHADOW BROKERS RELEASE SWIFT BANKING, WINDOWS EXPLOITS

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The hacking group also released details on hacking tools used by intelligence agencies that targeted Windows systems and servers. Yesterday’s data dump contained tools for hacking various Windows OS versions, …


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Hackers Cloning Popular Android Apps to Infect Users with Malware

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The IT security researchers at Palo Alto Network have discovered new samples of the Adware-family “Ewind” have been discovered by security researchers. As if earlier versions of the Adware weren’t …


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Malwarebytes Details Cybersecurity Threats Seen During Q1 2017 For Windows, MacOS And Android

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Many people don’t know as much about personal cybersecurity as they think they do. The bad news is that misunderstanding and lack of knowledge can put you at serious risk. …


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How hospital database controls can reduce vulnerability to hacking

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As hackers increasingly target healthcare organizations to gain access to data, hospitals need to improve efforts to protect patient information, often stored in multiple places throughout their systems. Hospitals have …


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Hackers attacking WordPress sites via home routers

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Administrators of sites using the popular blogging platform WordPress face a new challenge: hackers are launching coordinated brute-force attacks on the administration panels of WordPress sites via unsecured home routers, …


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CYBER-SPY WARNING Hackers could discover your phone password by analysing the way the device tilts while you hold it

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HACKERS are able to steal PINs and passwords just from the way a mobile phone tilts while being held, new research suggests. Cyber-security experts at Newcastle University have revealed the …


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Google Researcher Reveals Flaw In Android And iOS That Can Be Hacked Via Wi-Fi

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No software is 100 percent watertight. A serious bug can pop up anytime that will leave your devices vulnerable. Just like what a Google Project Zero researcher has discovered. Gal …


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Hackers are attacking Word users with new Microsoft Office zero-day vulnerability

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Attackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Word, which security researchers say can be used to quietly install different kinds of malware — even on fully-patched computers. Unlike …


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Hackers stay out: how to protect your organisation during an M&A

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Due to the complexities of modern business mergers and acquisitions, IT systems are often neglected, creating vulnerabilities which can expose sensitive corporate data which cyber criminals can exploit During April …


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Security Professionals Leave Social Media Accounts Vulnerable, Survey Reveals

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At February’s RSA Conference in San Francisco, Thycotic surveyed more than 250 security professionals about how they used passwords on their social media accounts. Surprisingly, 53 percent of respondents said …


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Samsung TVs can be hacked and remotely controlled

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Vulnerabilities in a DVB-T digital broadcast signal, and poor code in Samsung’s Tizen operating system, mean your smart TV may not be entirely secure. How safe is your television? A …


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Google patches Chrome bug from fizzled Pwn2Own hack

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Google yesterday updated Chrome to patch several vulnerabilities, including a bug in the browser’s JavaScript engine that a Chinese team tried to exploit at a recent hacking contest. The update …


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